Clampdown on bouncer ‘unlikely’: ICC
International Cricket Council Chief Executive David Richardson on Sunday said that a clampdown on bouncers was unlikely despite the tragic death of Australian Phillip Hughes, according to a report. Hughes died on Thursday, two days after he was struck on the back of the neck, just underneath the headguard by a short ball in a domestic game in Australia. But Richardson said any clampdown on bouncers was “unlikely”. “We need to try and keep our perspective. It’s a bit early to determine, but my initial reaction is that that’s unlikely,” Richardson told BBC 5 live’s Sportsweek when asked if the ICC would move to further restrict the use of the bouncer.